Keith Haney Racing enjoying dream season with “Notorious,” “Enigma”
TULSA, OK – Keith Haney is in the middle of a terrific season with his Keith Haney Racing team, a testament to the talented, hard-working crew members who support KHR’s “Notorious” and “Enigma” race cars. Notorious is the Lucas Oil/RacingJunk.com Chevrolet Camaro Pro Mod, while Enigma is KHR’s drag radial race car. Both have performed well this season, under the tuning of Brandon Pesz and Brandon Switzer.
KHR experienced a particularly strong race its last time out at Gateway Motorsports Park earlier this month. Enigma, driven by Pesz, won the Premier Street Car Association’s Radial vs. The World Class, while Haney and Notorious qualified No. 1 and reached the final round of the Mid-West Pro Mod Series.
“The year’s been good,” Haney said. “The Pro Mod’s only been out a couple races, and it’s done well. No. 1 qualifier and goes to the semis in the first, and No. 1 qualifier again in St. Louis. It went to the final there, and the transmission goes out.
“Enigma’s done great all year long, from Light’s Out to Radial Revenge Tour to the Throw Down and St. Louis. The car’s been great, and we keep getting faster.
“It was almost a perfect weekend.” A broken transmission cost Haney a chance at a KHR sweep in St. Louis, but to win the drag radial race and reach the final with the Pro Mod was quite the accomplishment. Haney campaigned with only himself and four crew members there, but tuning by Pesz and Switzer led to a terrific weekend.
“We go straight up to qualifying and go,” Haney said. “No testing, no nothing. That’s how confident in the program these two guys are – Brandon Pesz and Brandon Switzer. It’s all about the preparation. I’ve got these boys who are rocking it, and there’s no headaches. Everybody knows their job, and everybody’s doing it.” Haney credits crew members Dale Hancock, Cale Hancock, Trey Eberle, Shane Goodnight and Cody Moore for their dedication to KHR. Haney has had some personal issues in 2017, but the race team has performed well.
“We’ve been consistent all year long,” Haney said. “We’ve had fewer issues, fewer problems. Brandon Pesz and Brandon Switzer have been amazing tuning the car. We’ve been trying the new Lucas Oil transmission fluid, and it’s been great. “It’s been a roller-coaster personally for me this year, but the racing program has been spot-on.
It’s nice to have. Our fans have been great, buying a lot of merchandise online and at the track. Our Facebook and online numbers are going up every month. We’ve got a lot of trash-talking videos online, and we back every one of them up.” And he’s hardly done.
Haney will drive in the Mid-West Pro Mod Series race at Gateway on Aug. 3-5, followed by the PDRA Summer Nationals at Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park on Aug. 10-12 and then the Mid-West Pro Mod Series event at San Antonio Raceway on Sept. 22-23. “It’s been remarkable, and I hope it continues on,” Haney said. “We’re leading the points in Radial vs. The World, and we’re second in the Mid-West Pro Mod Series.”
Haney’s team is supported by numerous sponsors, for which Haney is extremely grateful Lucas Oil, Strange Engineering, Racepak Data, RacingJunk.com Classifieds, Five Star Race Car Bodies, Reher-Morrison Racing Engines, Motec Systems USA, Switzer Dynamics, Brandon Pesz Power Performance & Tuning, M&M Transmission, Menscer Motorsports LLC, Sander Engineering Inc, Drag Illustrated, Total Seal, Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels, Kryptonite Kustomz, LLC, Competition Plus, Duck X Productions and Larry Jeffers Race Cars.